On College Basketball: UConn Women Say ‘Nah’ to Rebuilding Year

Among the 11 victims are Florida State, Baylor, Notre Dame and Ohio State. All still ranked No. 12 or higher in last week’s poll. Next up: a visit on Thursday night to unbeaten Maryland, ranked No.3 in the USA Today coaches poll, and probably the last serious obstruction between the Huskies and the shattering of their own record.

“To do what they’re doing is a testament to the M.O. of the team and the program,” Stewart said.

Which is, in his informed opinion?

“I personally know that Breanna was no princess there — just the opposite,” he said. “So I’d say: ‘Check your ego at the door. It’s not about you.’”


Connecticut’s Gabby Williams grabbed a rebound in a recent game in Lincoln, Neb. The Huskies won by 43 points.

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This season, unavoidably, is about Auriemma, about putting to rest the notion that his record 11 career Division I titles (again, for men’s and women’s basketball) have primarily been about charismatically pitching to recruits and their parents.

It has also become, at least thus far, a thumbs-down…

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